Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are lightweight, synthetic eyelashes that come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curl styles and are expertly bonded individually on to your own natural lashes giving you longer, thicker, more luscious looking lashes. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions and everyday wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
Properly applied Eyelash Extensions will look full and luxurious yet feel completely natural and normal. In most cases people will think you were born with beautiful lashes.
What does it feel like and how long does it take to apply Eyelash Extensions?
The entire procedure is casual and relaxing; it takes between 60 - 90 minutes to apply a complete set of Eyelash Extensions depending on the style chosen. During this time you will be lying on the bed with your eyes fully closed. Infill treatments take approximately 40 - 60 minutes.
What do I need to be aware of after applying Eyelash Extensions?
The first two days following Eyelash Extension application is most important – during this time the adhesive is curing to its full strength. So it is strongly advised for clients to avoid getting the lashes wet or moisture. Complete after-care instructions are provided at your initial treatment and these must be followed carefully to allow maximum bonding strength. Some clients even wear goggles in the shower for the first two days – it is amazing the lengths we will go to for our lashes! After the initial two day period your lashes are easy to care for, they do need a little special attention such as being treated gently and combed through daily but overall they are low maintenance. Special care must be taken with products that come into contact with the lashes – these must be oil, glycol and carbonate free – these products will weaken the adhesive bond.
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
The Eyelash Extensions usually comes off only when your natural lashes comes off. Generally the natural eyelash lifespan is around 60 – 90 days. Properly applied and maintained eyelash extensions can last up to eight weeks, however regular 2 – 3 weekly infill treatments are necessary to maintain your fabulous new look as your Eyelash Extensions will gradually diminish in number due to the natural shedding and replenishing cycle of your own eyelashes. Infill treatments are inexpensive and usually take under one hour.
Can I apply eye makeup and mascara?
Normal use of eye makeup is fine, however you should not find it necessary to use mascara on a daily basis, if you would like to use mascara at any time it is essential you only use a water-based mascara (not water-proof or oil-based) – regular use of mascara may shorten the lifespan of your lash extensions. Care must also be taken when removing makeup not to use any products that are contain oil, glycols or carbonates – these all weaken the adhesive bond and cause Eyelash Extensions to fall off prematurely.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes – following the initial two day period. Our adhesive is strong and waterproof and will withstand normal wear and tear; providing the proper after-care instructions are followed all normal activities can be carried on. As detailed in the after-care instructions, special care in the first 48 hours is very important to maximise the strength of the adhesive bond.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash Extensions is available in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curls which can be combined in many ways to create your special look. You may choose from a Subtle-Natural Look, Flirty-Ravishing Look or Special Occasion-Wedding Look. Please note - The length and condition of your own natural lashes plays a part in determining what lash styles can be used. Your MEE Technician is professionally trained to assist in choosing a style to suit you.
What if I want to have the Eyelash Extensions removed?
If, at any stage, you wish to have your Eyelash Extensions removed, do not attempt to pull them off yourself – this will pull out your natural lashes. Professional removal is quick and inexpensive and saves your natural lashes. And remember, the removal is only $10 when you get a full set done at the same visit!
Can I have Eyelash Extensions if I don’t have many eyelashes?
Eyelash Extensions can only be applied to natural eyelashes. If you have experienced eyelash loss for any reason, you must wait until your eyelashes have re-grown before having Eyelash Extensions applied. Please feel free to request a consultation to discuss this. An excellent option for encourage the growth and healthy condition of your natural eyelashes is Ravir Medics Lash & Brown Conditioner which works by stimulating the hair follicle and results in longer, thicker, healthier lashes. Eyelash Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy, or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.
My eyes are very sensitive; can I still have Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, we use one of the highest quality product lines and has adhesives to suit all requirements. Allergic reactions are possible, but not commonplace and to date we have not experienced any form of allergic reaction to the products used in Eyelash Extension application.